Muffins & cupcakes
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I found a recipe for low calorie pumpkin muffins but the recipe called for Splenda. Living abroad I can't get splenda but I still like to make low calorie desserts. I've used plain sugar but have added the oat bran and applesauce and cut down on the milk from the original recipe to make these yummy low calorie muffins. If yiu want them a little sweetwe you can use 2/3 cup sugar and gain a few more calories or if you want them less sweet, 1/3 cup sugar is fine as well. I have cooked them each way and my personal preference is a 1/2 cup sugar.Submitted by MLUCE920
I've been trying to stay away from white four (all-purpose) so I bought a bag of whole wheat flour. In search of a whole wheat recipe I came across this recipe http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Whole-Wheat-Honey-Banana-Muffins-115432 and thought it would be perfect. I decided to take this recipe to the next level of health by replacing the oil with applesauce, it worked! These are fluffy and moist and just yummy. For fun I sprinkled some with oats and honey. I recommend sprinkling them with honey because it makes the tops kind of gooey and delicious, but only a drizzle or else it will be really doughy on top.
I used mini muffin tins and made about 65 muffins. But towards the end I just got impatient and filled up three regular sized muffin cups.
I think these are the perfect way to get in some complex carbs and fiber and the wheat germ gives it a great extra health kick!Submitted by APALOMINO
Heres a little recipe I worked out, and Sweet Potatoes are full of vitamin A! These sweet potato or yam muffins have less than 100 calories each and less than a half a gram of fat each! They come out to just under 1 gram of sugar each, but i use no sugar in them so these are naturally occuring. By the way no these are not "mini-muffins"! Feel free to use regular muffins tins like I did... They are a great harmless snack or breakfast addition. To get your vitamin A be sure to pair it with a healthy dietary fat (we need fat to absorb the A) - breakfast with 1 ounce of reduced fat cheese and a piece of fruit is great! So low cal you can mix and match often- and made with whole wheat flour- so you are getting your healthy whole grains and their awesome antioxidants! Enjoy!
*Don't be scared of the prep time- its just for boiling sweet potatoes. I forgot to add the temperature before but I included it now: 425 F. (its in the recipe text now too) Let them cool completely! Even chilled in the fridge helps them to "set". Submitted by LIFEHASCHANGES
Good morning, sunshine. Imagine a warm little bit of sweet carby goodness to wake you up? You've missed it, admit it. With only 91 calories each you'll be fine. Try it, you'll like it.
The variations are limitless! I always add the zest of whatever citrus fruit is handy, you can use frozen or fresh cranberries, any berries, really. Just keep that 1 1/2 cup proportion!
I freeze them so I can take one out every night and it's ready to grill for breakfast without an easy chance for a muffin binge.Submitted by CAROLINE1000
Amazing flavorful zucchini bread muffins adapted from EWICKLAND's "Low Fat, Low Calorie Zucchini Bread" recipe. With a few minor adjustments I kept the flavor while reducing some calories. It takes a bit to get used to it if you aren't used to eating whole wheat bread though. Also, I used 1/2 cup of NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder. It is sweet. If you do not like sweet zucchini bread, use 1/3 cup instead. Enoy!Submitted by MABIRLEM
Didn't have any type of flour on hand so I ended up using a mix of ground Fiber One and Hodgson Mill Oat Bran cereal. Honestly haven't tried these yet - they're cooling on the stove right now. Came out smaller than I expected, but looks like I can have about 3 for the "price of one" so I'm OK with that. They're super moist and almost a bread pudding like texture.. might not work for some people, but I love them!Submitted by RUNDOGMPLS